Epaulette Wins 2012 Golden Rose

September 15th, 2012

Darley colt Epaulette produced an upset result to claim top honours in the Group 1 2012 Golden Rose at Rosehill today.

With a fast tempo set by the likes of Doubtfilly and Your Song, there was plenty of opportunity for run-on type horses and Darley took full advantage.

Epaulette and stablemate Albrecht came wide on the track at a lightning pace to storm pass the field in secure the quinella for Peter Snowden ahead of the John O’Shea-trained Ashokan.

Snowden was over the moon with the result and is looking forward to taking on Pierro in the Caulfield Guineas with Epaulette.

“He’s a great colt,” Snowden said.

“That’s the joy of having two in the one race. Who wins, who cares?”

“He goes to the Caulfield Prelude in a fortnight and then to the Guineas and hopefully we can have a crack at Pierro at our best.”

Tommy Berry was on board Epaulette and it was a special day for the Sydney jockey who claimed his first Group 1 win.

“This is just unreal, to ride a Group 1 winner. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do,” Berry said.

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Golden Rose 2012 – Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 1 EPAULETTE Peter Snowden Tommy Berry 8 56.5kg $13
2 6 ALBRECHT Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0.2L 10 56.5kg $10
3 7 ASHOKAN John O’Shea James McDonald 2.5L 2 56.5kg $51
4 5 NINTH LEGION Anthony Cummings Hugh Bowman 2.8L 5 56.5kg $14
5 4 KABAYAN Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 3.2L 1 56.5kg $4.40
6 10 NECHITA John P Thompson Christian Reith 3.4L 6 54.5kg $2.50F
7 2 AMORINO Gerald Ryan Jim Cassidy 6.7L 3 56.5kg $26
8 3 YOUR SONG Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 6.8L 9 56.5kg $7
9 8 SHAMEXPRESS (NZ) Danny O’Brien Corey Brown 10.8L 7 56.5kg $17
10 9 DOUBTFILLY Stuart Kendrick Jim Byrne 13.7L 4 54.5kg $61